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Newsletter: 3rd February 2023

Safer Internet Day 2023 Safer Internet Day takes place next Tuesday and all children will be revisiting their existing learning about keeping safe online during the week. Lucas, Charlotte, Anise, Lacie, Alfie and Genevieve all took part in a special day at St Mary’s this week, preparing resources with other children from across the ACCT […]

Newsletter: 27th January 2023

Industrial Action As I highlighted last week, there is a planned strike by the National Education Union taking place on Wednesday next week. Although I am expecting some staff to follow union advice and take industrial action, I do not need to close any classes so normal school routines should be unaffected. Some classes may […]

Newsletter: 20th January 2023

M&M Production I hope your children really enjoyed this week’s performance of Cinderella by M&M. It was the first time we’ve been able to get the whole federation together for an event and the children loved the silliness, songs and energy from the performers. We are hugely grateful to FOBBS, FOPPS and FOWS for paying […]

Newsletter: 13th January 2023

Ofsted thanks As you may know, Buckland Brewer Primary was inspected by Ofsted on Tuesday. This was an “Ungraded” or short inspection carried out by two Inspectors. There is a strong quality assurance process around the publication of the outcomes from the Inspection and this means the Inspectors’ findings will not be public for a […]

Newsletter: 6th January 2023

Welcome Back and Happy New Year! It has been absolutely lovely to see all of the children back in school this week, particularly after the snow disruption of the final week of term. The children have settled back into routine remarkably well, particularly in Tythecott and Alminstone classes where children are getting used to their […]

Advice: Strep A and Scarlet Fever

Dear Parents, Please read the letter below in connection to cases of Group A Strep  (GAS) and Scarlet Fever currently in our schools: Health Security Letter to Parents Many thanks,   Matt Cole, Headteacher

Newsletter: 9th December 2022

What A Performance! A huge well done to everyone who took part in this week’s three school Productions – Stable Story, Bethlehem The Musical and Panto Pandemonium. It was great to see live perfomances back in all of our schools, and the children really rising to the occasion. As I said at each show, live […]

Newsletter: 2nd December 2022

Christmas Post All three schools will be operating our usual Christmas Post service for children who would like to send their friends and classmates Christmas cards. So that their cards get to the correct person, please make sure the following is on the envelope: child’s first name child’s surname or initial of surname child’s class […]

Newsletter: 25th November 2022

Children In Need Thanks Wow! what a day we had on Friday, with some fabulous dressing up, a super skip-a-thon at Parkham and cookie decorating (and eating) at Woolsery. I am delighted to say that across all three schools, you donated just under £500 to this amazing charity which funds a myriad of projects supporting […]

Newsletter: 18th November 2022

Christmas Dinners Just a shout-out to remind everyone that if you want your child to have a roast dinner on Christmas Dinner Day at Buckland Brewer or Woolsery Schools, you  MUST complete this online form to book it (as well as your normal lunch booking routine) by the end of November (which is only a […]

Newsletter: 11th November 2022

Anti Bullying Week Next week is national anti-bullying week. All of our schools will be holding a range of events throughout the week to give the children the opportunity to explore what anti-bullying means and reflect on how we treat each other kindly. This year’s theme from the Anti Bullying Alliance is Reach Out. If […]

Newsletter: 4th November 2022

Staff Changes I am delighted to be able to tell you that we have secured Mrs Emily Hanger as a replacement teacher for Ms Peter, who will begin her maternity leave shortly. Mrs Hanger has previously taught at West Croft School, Bideford and at Clovelly Primary before its closure. Mrs Hanger therefore has experience of […]

Newsletter: 21st October 2022

Happy Half Term! Whatever you’re doing this Half Term, I hope you have agreat time. It’s been a very busy couple of months in our schools but the children have been amazing and their learning is really coming on. Thank you for all your support too, your contribution to home learning, reading with your child […]

Newsletter: 14th October 2022

Sports Fixtures It was lovely to see inter-school football matches continue this week, with a good turn-out from all three schools. On Monday, Woolsery hosted two games at home against Hartland and last night, Village Schools Partnership fielded two mostly Buckland/Parkham teams away against Hartland. From last night’s games, Mr Davies writes, “Village Schools Partnership […]

Newsletter: 7th October 2022

Author Visits I know Woosery children very much enjoyed hosting friends from Goldworthy Class and Tythecott Class this week so they could participate in the Author visits as part of the Appledore Book Festival. I hope the children from Parkham and Buckland Brewer enjoyed the trip out as well! Here are some photos of the […]

Newsletter: 30th September 2022

Good Luck, Runners! We have several children taking part in the first Gliddon & Squires Cross Country event of the season this weekend. The first meeting is at Northam Burrows  at 10am on Sunday. Good luck, all – we hope you have a great time and are very proud of you for representing our schools! […]

Newsletter: 23rd September 2022

Harvest! The season of Harvest celebrations is almost here. Children across the Partnership are beginning to get ready for it, learning songs and putting together a class contribution to each school’s service. Buckland Brewer’s sevice takes place at the parish church next Thursday at 1:30pm. Parents, friends and the wider community are welcome to come […]

Newsletter: 16th September 2022

HM The Queen Thank you for your understanding as the Partnerhsip has navigated the week since the Queen’s passing last Thursday. It has been very hard to tread the appropriate line between marking this historically significant moment and not overwhelming the children, and I think we’ve got the balance about right. The children have all […]

9th September 2022

I am sure you will join me in voicing our sadness at this evening’s news of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen. So soon after our wonderful Platinum Jubilee celebrations earlier in the year, there is an added poignancy with the announcement. From Friday and into next week, staff will be marking this moment […]

Newsletter: 22nd July 2022

Business Week Success! It’s been lovely to see Business Week flourishing in both Buckland Brewer and Parkham schools this week. The children have researched and set up their own mini-enterprises with advertising, a set-up grant and stock ready for yesterday’s sales on the school playgrounds. The diversity of ideas from the children has been fantastic […]

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